The physical environment transcends national borders. Environmental law has followed in treaties, customary law and national regulations. Multinational business and non-governmental organizations must comply with this patchwork of applicable laws.
The goals of the International Environmental Law Committee are to (1) develop among its members an understanding of the various environmental legal regimes and treaties; (2) promote the rule of law in the development of sustainable national and international policies; (3) create a robust world-wide network of environmental legal practitioners; and (4) explore the connections and overlaps between environmental law and other legal disciplines.
To achieve these goals, the International Environmental Law Committee will engage in the following activities: (1) hold meetings of its members; (2) organize substantive discussions of environmental law issues at meetings of the International Section ; (3) coordinate with other Committees and other Sections of the New York State Bar Association; (4) contribute content to the publications of the International Section and New York State Bar Association; and (5) create networking opportunities for its members.